NYFW SS22: Moschino brings the nursery to the catwalk

high angle photo of assorted-color plastic balls

Jeremy Scott is always a fun, witty and funny catwalk performer. His Moschino spring/summer 2022 collection was showcased at New York Fashion Week. Scott did this with a mix of nursery rhymes nostalgia (including a ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb purse) and a kitschy ladies who lunch’ vibe.

Moschino’s spring/summer 2022 collection has “proper – but not exactly prim” Scott explains in the show notes. The designer reworked Franco Moschino’s classic suits and separates, adding illustrated animal prints and a nursery rhyme twist to the house founder. Imagine bears flying kites and happy-go-lucky seals balanciering striped beach balls. Giraffes are pulling carts full of blossoms.

Gigi Hadid opened show in a teal mini skirt suit with jacket and matching jacket. She wore a bralette underneath, which was covered in an illustrated patchwork animal pattern. This look reminded me of the magnets that you arrange on your fridge door.

This look set the tone for the entire collection. It was filled with nostalgia and novelty. Babydoll coats and knitted dresses for babies, as well as hot pants and separates, all feature scalloped edges and bows. Safety-pin detailing is also included. Character buttons include a tiger, a butterfly of cotton-candy colour and a skunk with a daisy.

Accessories were also distinguished by their playful references, including heart-shaped bags and rattle bangles. Safety pin earrings are also available.

high angle photo of assorted-color plastic balls

An “embroidered menagerie”, a collection of dresses, concluded the show. One dress featured a three-dimensional quilted pony, with a pink marabou hair, while another had an oversized sleeve that turned into a trunk of a quilted elephant. Another featured a giraffe and a baby monkey hanging from its neck.

The collection’s statement dress had to feature a bunny whose ears were splayed coyly over the bust.

The show notes states that “Ultimately, these ensembles are the final ensembles to spring’s knowing, saccharine irony.” “The ‘Ladies Who Lunche’ are amazing, no doubt. But they might also see the world through rose- (or baby pink!)-coloured glasses from time to time.”

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